Police investigate report of “shots fired” at Mall of America

August 5, 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – A fight inside Mall of America escalated into gunfire Thursday afternoon, causing police to place the mall on lockdown for over an hour.

Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said the incident started as a fight between two groups at the Nike store cash register around 4:15 p.m.

One group left, but someone armed with a handgun circled back to fire at least three shots at the store before running away. Law enforcement placed Mall of America on lockdown shortly after the shots were fired, then lifted it around 5:40 p.m.

Police were searching for two young adult suspects, but Hodges said no arrests had been made as of Thursday night.